gassing

[ gas-ing ]
/ ˈgæs ɪŋ /

noun

an affecting, overcoming, or poisoning with gas or fumes.
the act of a person or thing that gasses.
a process by which something is gassed, as in fumigation.
the evolution of gases during electrolysis.

Origin of gassing

Definition for gassing (2 of 2)

Origin of gas

1650–60; coined by J. B. van Helmont (1577–1644), Flemish chemist; suggested by Greek cháos atmosphere
Related formsgas·less, adjectivenon·gas, noun, plural non·gas·es.
Can be confusedfluid gas liquid (see synonym study at liquid)
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British Dictionary definitions for gassing (1 of 2)

gassing

/ (ˈɡæsɪŋ) /

noun

the act or process of supplying or treating with gas
the affecting or poisoning of persons with gas or fumes
the evolution of a gas, esp in electrolysis

British Dictionary definitions for gassing (2 of 2)

gas

/ (ɡæs) /

noun plural gases or gasses

verb gases, gasses, gassing or gassed

Derived Formsgasless, adjective

Word Origin for gas

C17 (coined by J. B. van Helmont (1577–1644), Flemish chemist): modification of Greek khaos atmosphere
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Medicine definitions for gassing (1 of 2)

gassing

[ găsĭng ]

n.

Poisoning by irrespirable or otherwise noxious gases.

Medicine definitions for gassing (2 of 2)

gas

[ găs ]

n. pl. gas•es

v.

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Science definitions for gassing

gas

[ găs ]

One of four main states of matter, composed of molecules in constant random motion. Unlike a solid, a gas has no fixed shape and will take on the shape of the space available. Unlike a liquid, the intermolecular forces are very small; it has no fixed volume and will expand to fill the space available.
Related formsgaseous adjective (găsē-əs, găshəs)
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Culture definitions for gassing

gas


In physics, one of the phases of matter. The atoms or molecules in gases are more widely spaced than in solids or liquids and suffer only occasional collisions with one another.

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Idioms and Phrases with gassing

gas


In addition to the idiom beginning with gas

  • gas up

also see:

  • cook with gas
  • run out of steam (gas)
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